The Utah Film Center is always hosting free film screenings and events. Patrick Hubley, Director of Programming at the Utah Film Center, talks about what the organization has going on for the month of April.
April 22 is Earth Day and Utah Film Center is showing a couple of films about the environment and conservation.
- April 4 – Plastic Oceans is a look at the collection of plastic forming massive gyres in our oceans and their impact on sea life.
- April 18- Utah Film Center is showing a film from 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman. This film explores the conservation efforts of three people who make their living off the land and challenges the myths about who “environmentalists” are.
- April 11- Fire at Sea explores the impact of the thousands of refugees from Africa and Middle East who are arriving in Europe via a tiny island in Italy called Lampedusa.
- April 26- April also marks Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day. To honor the victims of the Holocaust, Utah Film Cetner is presenting a film in partnership with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts called Because I Was A Painter and it explores ability of art to capture, reflect and survive unimaginable conditions using thousands of secret artworks that were discovered when the Allies liberated the concentration camps.
For more information visit www.utahfilmcenter.org.